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congressional correspondent dana basch, she has the latest. >> reporter: there's so much political theater around here right now, you could say tickets. one of today's acts was the house leaving. lawmakers streaming out of the capitol hill, racing to their cars to get to the airport and go home. it's a scene you usually see on a thursday afternoon or friday morning, not wednesday at noon. >> good morning. >> house republican leaders told members they're free to leave, because they have nothing to vote on. >> i understand that you are saying legislation has been put on the floor. when it comes to just pure optics of the house leaving with the fiscal cliff right in front of us -- >> i'll be here and i'll be available at any moment to sit down with the president to get serious about solving this problem. >> in fact, sending lawmakers home is a way for house republicans to illustrate their current message, your move, mr. president. >> we need a response from the white house, we can't negotiate with ourselves. >> john boehner made a point at expressing dismay the president hasn't responded two
that affects every one of us come january 1st, 28 days to go. we know some of the reporting from dana bash on the hill, there are no formal talks going on. the president insists in speaking in this bloomberg interview, he does speak to speaker boehner all the time that the meetings are not what matter. what have you, jessica yellin what have you learned in your reporting about possible talks between the white house and the gop? >> reporter: well, first of all, i'll tell you there was a christmas party at the white house last night where members of congress came to have festivities and stand in line. they're welcome to stand in line and greet the president. and get their picture taken. so speaker boehner chose not to stand in line and shake hands with the president, first lady, get his picture taken. so they did not have interaction and any conversation. so now republicans say that was in no way meant to be any kind of spurning of the president, it was a social event, he just didn't want to talk politics last night or whatever it is. still, it is noteworthy that after that last night, there
't go far enough, but republican critics say it goes way too far. dana bash is on capitol hill, watching all of this unfold. dana, what are you hearing? >> reporter: republican sources i'm talking to think maybe it's sort of the goldilocks scenario. if one side thinks it's too far, the other side thinks it's not far enough, maybe it's just right. the republican counteroffer calls for $ 800 billion in tax hikes. >> rates have to go up. >> reporter: but the fact that gop leaders proposed raising $800 billion in taxes is roughing many a feather in their own party. >> republicans should not be conceding that the federal government needs more money and treating the president's proposal like it's serious. >> reporter: senator jim demint is an anti-government, anti-tax purist who helps raise millions for conservative candidates, even against fellow republicans. >> there's some that want to go the politically expedient route to give the president what he wants to get out of this mess. >> reporter: he's hardly the only conservative upset. the conservative heritage action network said, call your r
tastier and healthier options for your little ones. dana points is the editor-in-chief of "parents" magazine. dana, good morning. >> good morning. >> something near and dear, my kids are both picky eaters rgt forget the chicken fingers and french fries. there are healthier options out there. >> there, and sometimes when kids are out and seeing other people and seeing what other people order in a restaurant setting, they might be more likely to try something so as parent we have not default to i know what you want and order you the chicken fingers. >> you came up a calm of things, sampled 15 different chain restaurants and the we picked four today. a lot was factored, nutritionalfall value, cost and taste. >> dieticians who are also looking over the menu, idea that the meals would have vegetables in them. >> let's go first, chipotle mexico grilled kids taco meal. >> love to eat with their hands, have it with either the hard shell or shot shell and put the beans and vegetables in ours, and if your kid is adventurous comes with the carnitas, lime chips, 380 calories where you want to
. dana bash on the hill. a standoff here, republicans essentially saying, look, the president is not being reasonable here, and then you have the white house saying this is magic beans and fairy dust. is this a lot of posturing here? are we really at an impasse? >> yes to both of those questions. there is a lot of post urg, but we do seem to be at an impasse. i want to show our viewers some video that will illustrate just what we're talking about. that is pictures of members of the house of representatives leaving for the week, and now, i don't want tower viewers to get concerned. the calendars on the desk tops are not wrong. it is still wednesday. this did happen at noon on wednesday. it would be nice if all of us could do that, but -- >> yeah, really. >> this is not an accident. republican leaders say that they just simply have nothing to vote on right now on the floor of the house, and, you know, it helps them illustrate the whole message that they're sending out, which is that the ball is in the president's court. it is up to him to respond to the republicans at this point
-- >> oh, and before i do, dana rohrabacher from california has joined us, he's a valuable member of the foreign affairs committee. and the next ranking member from new york. thank you for coming. yeah, we appreciate it. he's going to be the ranking member of the full committee, so we're pleased to have both of you here today. and with that, we'll go ahead with your statement. and if we could keep your statements to five minutes, it would be great. >> it will be. mr. chairman, honorable members, thank you for the opportunity to testify. iranian officials sometimes quip they play chess while americans play checkers. increasingly, this appears to be the case in the caucuses and the surrounding region. while many policymakers describe the islamic republic as a regional power, the iranians themselves now describe themselves as a, quote-unquote, pan-regional power. iranians have a sense as strong as that of russian nationalists who pine to exert their influence over the states of the soviet union. azerbaijan and georgia are front and center in this conception. they combine both terror
. but again, the offer is out there from speaker pena. the president has not taken them upon -- speaker dana. the president has not taken empirin. but treasury secretary geithner was on abc this week. let's take a look. [video clip] >> i think we are making a little bit of progress, but we are still some distance apart. what we are trying to do is not just prevent a tax increase on 98% of americans. and there is no reason we cannot do that. but we are trying to go beyond that and look at what is good for the future of the american economy. >> you say you are getting closer. they say -- they say you are getting much further apart and that this is not even a serious proposal that is designed to fail. >> we think we have a very good mix of tax reforms to raise taxes on the wealthiest americans, combined with a very comprehensive, very well designed, very detailed savings to get us back to a place where it is sustainable. if we can do that, we can create some things to make us stronger, like rebuilding american infrastructure. we think those are good investments in america. host: what do you thi
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